With today’s news, I repost my ideas on what to do with national team- based tennis competitions.
There was a time when a case could be made that tennis should not be an olympic sport, but it is not 1988 any longer. With the summer games having taken on a great deal of importance, is it time for Davis Cup and Federation Cup to loosen their scheduling demands?
A Modest Proposal – An Olympic Layoff
Davis Cup and Federation Cup could take olympic years off. These contests would still occur 3 out of 4 years, but a year off could do everyone some good.
A Bold Proposal – A Tennis World Cup
Davis and Federation Cup take place during odd numbered years. Olympic years would obviously hold olympic tennis. On non-olympic even numbered years, tennis could put on a World Cup type competition with teams being comprised of male and female players and each country fields two male singles players, two female singles players, male and female…
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